#ShapermintCrewLoveSeries: Interview #7

Next up in our #ShapermintCrewLoveSeries is Stephanie Tep, one of our Shapermint Crew Brand Ambassadors. Find out what she loves about Shapermint and why she wants to shape change with us.

You’re one of our Brand Ambassadors, part of the Shapermint Crew! What inspired you to join the Crew?

I truly believe in Shapermint and your mission statement. I also believe in the confidence shapewear gives women.

Stephanie Tep Shapermint Crew Brand Ambassador 1What do you enjoy most about being on the Crew?

Being part of a community of women that is so body positive. I’m hoping that the level of confidence spreads through generations, as I have an 8-year-old daughter. I hope that she’ll grow up loving her body.

How do you want to shape change with us?

My Instagram page is fashion, but I primarily look for ways to give women (especially busy moms) dressing solutions so they're better equipped to tackle the world, whether it be work or re-entering the dating scene after divorce (which is my case). There’s nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable in your outfit while trying to tackle a presentation or a first date.

How do you define body positivity?

Loving the body you’re in right now! While working to change it for the better through healthy decisions (if that’s your goal) but not being fixated only on ideals and social stereotypes. - Stephanie

Self-love is especially important. Do you have any particular rituals or routines that spark self-love?

A quiet morning before the kids get up just to have quiet time with my thoughts, be grateful for the day, and sometimes get in a sip of coffee or two.

Stephanie Tep Shapermint Crew Brand Ambassador 2We absolutely love the fact that you use social media as a liberating force to celebrate body positivity and other movers & shapers out there. Are there any women on social media who inspire you to be your best self?

@javiera, Ashley Graham, and many normal moms I follow who just kill it every day.

How important has stocking up on basics been to you during the quarantine?

Very! It’s always good to have your staple go-to pieces that just make dressing effortless. Like a real no-brainer!

What are your top tips for breaking out of a fashion/style rut?

Bring it back to basics, a simple silhouette (like Shapermint’s leggings and camis.) Then you can decide how you’d like to turn it up a notch with a moto jacket, a plaid Shacket, or a cardigan. But getting back to a basic simple silhouette helps me mentally.

What is your favorite Shapermint style? How do you like to style it?

I live and die by the Shaper Shorts and the All Day Every Day Cami. I have multiple of them like, no really, I should own stock. Anytime I feel yucky about my body they really help me with my confidence.

Stephanie Tep Shapermint Crew Brand Ambassador 3Want to share anything else?

I honestly have been a Shapermint customer long before I ever joined the Shapermint crew! I love that you guys make such amazing shapewear pieces available to everyone at such an amazing price. The pieces are simple, not complicated, and work so well. I can’t say enough! It’s like you literally give women tools to keep in their dressing toolbox to tackle their lives.

Let our readers know where to find you:

@steph_tep_ on IG

Taking a quiet time to pause and think may seem unnecessary especially when you’re a mom. We’re glad that Stephanie shared how this helps her spark self-love.

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